Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


how do i tell you


how do i tell you that i never meant to cause your ache

i never meant to rob the moon from your sky

and yet now i’m starless

far removed from any good i possessed.


how do i tell you the only good thing

is for you to stay away from me;

i’m worthless if i can’t make your eyes shine.


how do i tell you that my world has stopped turning without you;

there’s a huge difference between living and alive.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.


listen to this poem


Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel

9 thoughts on “how do i tell you

  1. This is one of your best.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      good morning Andrew, how are you feeling? i appreciate that very much 🙂🥃🥃

      1. Feeling great. Thanks for asking.
        Have a good one.

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        awesome, glad to hear it! you too!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: